A giving and entrepreneurial Grade 5 student from Chai Nat province in central Thailand has won over the hearts of the nation by buying his grandma a gold ring with money he saved up selling ‘kanom pang ping.’
On Sunday, 11 year old “Ice” went to a gold shop in Chai Nat with his mother with 4,700 (US$140) baht in cash.
Ice saved up money by making and selling kanom pang ping, which is sweet, toasted bread that comes in many varieties and is a popular dessert in Thailand.
At first, Ice asked the shop owner whether the money was enough to buy two gold rings, one for his maternal grandmother and one for his maternal grandfather.
However, the gold shop owner advised Ice to buy one ring otherwise they’d be too thin, so Ice decided to treat his grandma first.
Ice picked out a beautiful gold ring with a 4,500 baht price tag. Recognising the child’s kindness and diligence,…